After seeing this AMAZING room at Jones Design Company, I bookmarked it and vowed I would do this someday. Fast forward a few weeks and I saw THIS on Landee See, Landee Do. Oh my goodness. I went right over to the craft store and bought my paint.
Here is my practice on a piece of butcher paper with some spare pink paint. With three boys, I don't use pink in this house very often. My template is up above there, cut out of cardboard.
Draw your lines with the template all over your wall.
You are halfway there...
Once you reach the top, enjoy your work. I love it and my hubby likes it too, which is a big bonus considering he lives here as well. The kids don't seem to have much of an opinion, which is fine with me. My inspiration blogs did a much better job than I did, but considering this is the first time I have ever done anything like this, I'm happy with it. Just don't look TOO close and we're all good. Overall, it took me about 7 hours from start (practice with pink paint) to finish (putting shelves back up). Plenty of interruptions and most of the work done at night while the kids were snoozing. I still need to erase some pencil lines, no biggie.
We have had rain, rain, rain for days on end. I can't get a great picture yet due to gloomy skies and insufficient lighting in this area. That will be fixed by my husband soon, he had promised me. Recessed lighting, here we come.
Still waiting on my file cabinet and my electrical cord organization, so the 100% done big reveal will be coming soon. And I will make sure the lighting is much better. I live in California. The sun has to come out again sometime.
Here is a side shot. The paint is a metallic/pearl white, which gives it a different sheen depending on your angle and point of view.